63 GW of new wind power plants were installed in 2019 worldwide, a new record. This is revealed in the 2019 annual supply analysis report published by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
A total of 22,893 new turbines were installed by 33 different companies. Vestas remains the leading manufacturer of wind power plants in the world with 18% of all projects carried out during the year. A result obtained thanks to the company’s diversification policy which now makes it present in more than 40 countries.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has gained a place by becoming the second largest company in the world of wind energy. In 2019, the organization doubled its portfolio of offshore wind power plants and also entered new markets.
Goldwind, second in 2018, lost a place and is now the third largest wind power company in the world. It achieved a 19% increase in its facilities mainly thanks to China, its domestic market.
More generally, the top six wind power suppliers in the world executed 72% of the contracts in 2019 compared to 70% in 2018.
Source: Agence Ecofin